This year marks the 26th anniversary of the Peter Whittingham Jazz Awards. The £5,000 award can be given to a jazz musician or group towards a creative project. Project proposals can include a range of activity such as mentoring, collaboration, touring, showcasing, recording or promotion.
Over the past 26 years it has been awarded to many of today’s leading jazz musicians including Help Musicians UK Ambassador Soweto Kinch, Scott Stroman, Errollyn Wallen MBE, Dave O’Higgins, Gwilym Simcock, Empirical, Led Bib and Roller Trio, who were nominated for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize and best jazz act at the 2012 MOBO awards. Click here for a full list of winners.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are currently closed and will reopen in late September 2017
THE HISTORY OF THE AWARD
An expert in survival medicine, Peter Whittingham was also a pianist who enjoyed the music of Gershwin, Porter, Sondheim, Bernstein, Shearing and Peterson. After his death in 1987 his family set up this award in his memory – and their connection with the award continues.
The 2015 winners of the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award were Square One and Patchwork Jazz Orchestra.